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Swimming and diving win Conference

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The Russell K. Osgood Natatorium was the place to be for aquatic enthusiasts last weekend as Grinnell hosted the men’s and women’s Midwestern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The air was alive with chants and encouragement from teammates and fans, and thick with the smell of chlorine. Swimmers and divers were perched…

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Spotlight: Nick Roberson

After placing second at Conference the past two seasons, the men’s swimming and diving team came out last weekend and toppled Lake Forest College to become Midwest Conference Champions. Prior to Conference, the S&B’s Editor-in-Chief Kelly Pyzik sat down with swimmer Nick Roberson ’18 to get an inside scoop on a championship team. How is…

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Track and field impress at Darren Young Classic

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The Grinnell men’s and women’s track and field teams posted solid results at the 6th Annual Darren Young Track and Field Classic last Saturday, setting the stage for the upcoming Conference finals. The women’s team finished ninth with 14 points, while the men’s team finished 10th with five points. The distance medley…

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Women’s basketball continues winning ways

Gabe Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu The women’s basketball team triumphed in a thriller last Saturday, beating Lake Forest College by the slimmest of possible margins, edging the Foresters by a final score of 62-61. The two teams were incredibly well matched, but a free throw by Anne Boldt ’16 with nine seconds left on the clock sealed…

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Spotlight: Kayla Morrissey

Kayla Morrissey ’18 is constantly making headlines for the Pioneers, both as a member of the women’s basketball team and the softball team. The S&B’s Gabe Lehman sat down with Morrissey to discuss the logistics of being a two-sport athlete at a school with rigorous academics. The result is a lifestyle that is incredibly challenging…

Straining muscles and relaxing the mind at the gym

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu To the untrained eye, the fitness center in the Bear Recreation Center may seem to be nothing more than a series of free weights, exercise machines and treadmills designed to keep Grinnellians physically fit in the rare times they aren’t exercising their minds. With a little perspective, however, the gym becomes filled…

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Men’s tennis opens season with two key victories

Gabe Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu Grinnell men’s tennis team, winners of a staggering 12 straight Conference Championships, started right where they left off last year—winning convincingly. The Pioneers gained a pair of 7-2 victories against two quality opponents in Truman State and Graceland University. The Pioneers crush Graceland in doubles, with pairs Jose Coloma ’19-Tommy Pitcher ’17,…